Justicia: Video Project

We weren’t planning on doing another video project this semester, but the killing of George Floyd and the global movement it triggered inspired us to dance once more.

This time the backdrop is the boarded up store fronts of San Jose, put up to help prevent property damage and looting amidst the daily protests and heightened emotions, and the song is “Justicia” (Spanish for “Justice”)
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Spring 2020 Video Project: Indestructible

The Spring 2020 semester has been an incredibly challenging one for us and most other student organizations, as the Coronavirus pandemic has led to sheltering and place and the cancellation of all our planned events & competitions.

Despite the many challenges, we have continued as a club by holding classes online and working on projects together. This is our latest project, called “Indestructible”. It is danced to the song in the same name by Ray Barreto.

The video was filmed in a few different cities as many of our team members have gone home to stay with their families, including San Jose, Cupertino, Newark, Modesto, Tracy and Los Baños.

Though circumstances have forced us to be apart, we are together in spirit! We hope you enjoy the video!

Salsa Dancing at the Palace of Fine Arts

Check out our latest salsa dancing video, “Aquel Lugar”, filmed at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco!

This was one of the longest dance routines we have ever choreographed with the most dancers ever in a single performance– 35 in total! Shot in 40 degree weather in December in San Francisco!

We are very happy with the way the video turned out, and hope you enjoy!

Spartan Mambo Spring 2020 Auditions

SJSU San Jose State Spartan Mambo

Want to learn how to salsa dance, make new friends, and perform on stage? Come join us on Tuesday, February 4th at 8pm for our Spring 2020 auditions!

We are looking for new students to join our salsa team, we especially need more guys!

The audition will consist of a quick warmup, followed by some beginner steps. No experience necessary.

For more information, please check out our Audition page.

SFSBK Congress 2019 Bachata Performance

Here is the video and some photos from our Ladies Bachata Team performance at the 2019 SFSBK Congress! Special thanks to our choreographers McKenna New and Zaida Aleman for working on this piece!

SFSBK Congress 2019 Salsa Performance

Here is a video and some photos from our salsa performance at the SFSBK Congress this past weekend! We had a record 35 dancers sharing the stage at the same time! Please enjoy!

Spartan Mambo Performing at 2019 SFSBK Congress This Weekend!

SFSBK Congress 2019

Our team is excited to be performing on two nights at the 2019 SFSBK (Salsa Bachata Kizomba) Congress!

Our performance team will be debuting a new 3-minute long salsa production on Friday evening of the event, and our Ladies Bachata team will be performing at the Congress on Saturday night.

A few of our dancers will be performing with other teams during the event as well, including our coach who will be performing on Sunday night.

Please come out and support us if you can, it’s going to be a great show!

Spartan Mambo Fall 2019 Auditions!

SJSU Salsa Team Audition

Want to learn how to salsa dance, meet new friends, and perform? Come audition for SJSU’s very own salsa team, Spartan Mambo!

Auditions will be take place on Tuesday, September 10th at 8pm in the Multipurpose Room in the Event Center. No experience necessary!

We also have an informational meeting on Thursday, September 5th from 8-10pm at Room 3A in the Student Union, if you want to meet us in person and ask us any questions!

For more details, please visit our Audition page.

SJSU Spartan Mambo Spring 2019 Photoshoot

SJSU Spartan Mambo Photoshoot

Here are some photos of the team from our 2019 photoshoot in front of Tower Hall and the SJSU King Library! For even more photos and videos of the team, follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

Spartan Mambo Performs & Competes at College Latin Dance Cup

SJSU Spartan Mambo performed and competed at the 2019 College Latin Dance Cup held at the Soho Dance LA studio in Los Angeles this past weekend.

The competition team took 3rd place in the competition, behind teams from Cal State Northridge and the University of Southern California. The performance team did a rendition of 2012’s championship winning routine, “O Mayi”, and also debuted a brand new ladie’s bachata routine directed by our dancer McKenna New.

Thank you to everyone who supported our team this semester, team put on a great performance and showcased SJSU pride! Videos from the performance and competition are below: